Did you know there’s a leaning tower in the UK? Caerphilly Castle in Wales is a fascinating destination. Built well over 700 years ago, it’s the second largest castle in Britain, and as you can see in this picture, one of the towers has a significant lean to it. While it makes for a fun … [Read more…]
It is my belief that your gut feelings guide you from a place deep in your Self, which is your connection to the universe. Very often, they are the most reliable voice speaking to you, with only your best interests in mind.
In the same way that you would want to defend or protect someone you love who was in danger of being hurt, our Managers are the parts of us that protect us from feeling shame, hurt, and fear. Some managers try to control our immediate environment to make it look like everything is going alright … [Read more…]
#ThrowbackThursday to last year, when I was able to visit some relatives in Ireland. They shared with me this photo of the original family homestead in Ireland. It’s quite something to see your heritage and be able to connect with a past that goes further back that I do!
As a child, I avoided swimming. My manager parts wouldn’t let me go swimming because it meant I would have to take off my artificial legs in front of other people. A young part of me believed that it was shameful to have artificial legs and that no one else wanted to see them. It … [Read more…]
True happiness comes from loving yourself and living in the moment. When you love yourself, it makes it so much easier to love other people also. And by living in the present and not dwelling in the past, you are able to fully experience the happiness of each moment without being distracted by past situations.
All of us have situations that cause us to react negatively – they trigger an emotion in us and we often can’t quite put our fingers on why. In becoming Self Aware, I worked through learning a number of my triggers and dug deep into discovering why they affect me the way they do. In … [Read more…]
#ThrowbackThursday to almost exactly three years ago. Bentley (who you met as a little pup last week) is now an amazing dog. This was a beautiful January day, when we enjoyed a hike through Michael Douglas Park in Santa Barbara, CA.
I think that my childhood years, spent largely in the hospital and then feeling very much as an outsider in my family’s world, are a big part of what causes me to seek adventure and to love travel. Despite two prosthetic legs and the world telling me that I shouldn’t be able to do certain things, I … [Read more…]
The more you believe in your decisions, the less you need other people to believe in them. I believe that self-doubt is rooted into our subconscious when we are very young, and then perpetuated by other people questioning our choices for the rest of our lives. If you can firmly connect with your Self, you … [Read more…]